Iraqi PM Meets with Iranian Parliament Speaker
TEHRAN (KHABARFOORI) _ On his visit to the Iranian Capital Tehran, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhim has met with Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.
During the meeting, the top Iranian official stressed the need for development and expansion of economic and trade relations with Iraq, saying that the Iranian nation expects the assassination case of Iranian top commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani to be pursued vigorously.
Qalibaf censured the crime as a stain on the record of American statesmen.
The United States violated Iraqi territory and impudently assassinated those who risked their lives to crush the bones of terrorism. This is not a simple issue. The American assassination is a major case that must be pursued vigorously”.
General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was killed in a fatal US drone strike near Baghdad airport on January 3, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) counter-terrorism force, and eight other Iranian and Iraqi people.
“The criminal assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, an international hero in the fight against terrorism, and the great martyr Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and their companions, on the direct order of [US] President [Donald] Trump, is a stain of shame that will never be erased from the faces of White House officials,” the top parliamentarian said.